Science Education & Policy
- Global Nuclear Energy Partnership- Fair Or Fiasco?
Just as an editorial note, we try to stay as politically agnostic as possible. No site can be objective but we at least try to be balanced- left, right, we don't much care. We just want it to be science. This is a news release and it's from a gr ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 2:32pm
- When Are Legal Drinking Age And Tax Policies Most Effective?
A wide variety of public policies affect alcohol purchases, consumption, and traffic fatalities, The two alcohol-control policies that have been most-clearly demonstrated to reduce youth consumption and traffic deaths are raising the minimum legal drinkin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 11:20pm
- More Phosphorous, Less Mercury
Research led by Dartmouth scientists found that animals fed nutritious, high-quality food end up with much lower concentrations of toxic methylmercury in their tissues. The result suggests ways in which methylmercury—a neurotoxin that can accumulate to ha ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 5:03pm
- Does Age Of Womens' First Menstruation Influence Their Child's Obesity Risk?
Early menarche tends to be preceded by rapid infancy weight gain and is associated with increased childhood and adult obesity risk. As age at menarche is a heritable trait, we hypothesised that age at menarche in the mother may in turn predict her childre ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 10:22pm
- Europe's Obesity Epidemic
Europe is facing a “major health and social burden” as the obesity epidemic reaches crisis point, experts warned today. Governments, whose health ministers have already signed the ‘European Charter’ pledging to halt the rise in obesity by 2015, must now b ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 11:39pm
- Replacement Warhead Program Poses Challenges
An independent study group, convened by AAAS’s Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, has issued a report on the proposed Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) and its role in the future U.S. nuclear weapons program. The panel concluded that mos ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2007 - 10:56am
- Do-it-yourself Internet Controlled Robots
That's right, you can roll your own robot. But why are you reading about it? Go to the TeRK web site and start building. The Qwerk controller is available for sale from Charmed Labs. These are sophisticated machines that wirelessly connect to the Int ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 8:46pm
- Intellectual Property Is The New Valuation
In the last 10,000 years there has been three ages of humanity. The first age was the Agricultural Age which began around 8,000 B.C. when humanity stopped be nomadic and began to put down roots, literally. The advent of agriculture allowed humanity ...
Article - David Houle - Apr 25 2007 - 10:53am
- How Satellites Help Us Understand Earth's Carbon Cycle
The total number of carbon atoms on Earth is fixed – they are exchanged between the ocean, atmosphere, land and biosphere. The fact that human activities are pumping extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, by fossil fuel burning and deforestation, is we ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 12:33pm
- Physician Ties To Drug Industry Stronger Than Ever, Study Says
Despite the potential for conflict of interest, virtually all practicing physicians in the U.S. have some form of relationship with pharmaceutical manufacturers but the nature and extent of those relationships vary, depending on the kind of practice, medi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 25 2007 - 10:20pm